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Watchmen

March 8th, 2009

Watchmen is a vivid recreation of a popular and critically acclaimed series of graphic DC comics published from 1986 to 1987. The action is still mid 80’s but in an alternate reality to the one on record where Richard Nixon is into his fifth term heading an administration that has outlawed costumed vigilantes. The cold war has been kept in check by Dr. Manhattan, formerly Jon Osterman (Billy ...

One Week

March 8th, 2009


One Week features Vancouver’s Joshua Jackson the star of the successful paranormal series Fringe on the Fox Network, although here the non stop narrative makes it a bit more like Pushing Daisies.  Co-starring is Toronto’s Liane Balaban (last seen in Last Chance Harvey and ironically again playing a bride to be) as his fiancée Samantha Pierce. Jackson plays Ben a Toronto teacher who has spent ...

Cassandra’s Dream

March 8th, 2009

Cassandra’s Dream is the name of a long shot horse which is used to christen a pre-owned sailboat. The boat is the proud new possession of two British brothers who are out to beat the odds, each in his own way. Ewen McGregor is Ian, clearly the more grounded of the two. The boat turns out to be his in with Angela (Hayley Atwell) a budding actress he wants to impress but his real dream is to e ...

The Green Chain

March 8th, 2009

The Green Chain is that part of a sawmill where cut lumber is sorted. Here it’s a metaphor for the line-up of arguments on both sides of the green issue regarding forest management in B.C. The drama starts with a soliloquy from Ben (Scott McNeil) a small town logger and ends with a diatribe by Jenni (Jillian Fargey) his waitress wife. In between we get a take on the issue from Dylan and Abiga ...

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